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Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Pagan Report: Fire Festivals

Up Helly Aa is a series of annual fire festivals held in the Shetland Isles since 1889 to celebrate the end of auld Yule. The later burning of a Galley Ship echoed the ceremony of a viking burial at sea....




Town Proclamation, Up Helly Aa, 1961


Lighting the torches, 1972


Lighting the torches, 1968


Burning the Galley, 1932


Viking Procession , year unknown....


1 comment:

  1. Nice one - and 'Pagan Report' is a hauntological pamphlet waiting to happen! Welcome, Bob

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